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NASW applauds the introduction today of H.R. 5447, the Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work Reinvestment Act by Congressman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) and Congressman Christopher Shays (R-CT). This is a significant initiative which, if enacted, will enable the nation’s 600,000 professional social workers to better serve families and communities in need.
Following the release of an Oct. 14 syndicated column by George Will in the Washington Post, the NASW national and chapter offices have worked in partnership with various schools of social work to send letters to editors across the country. The following letters have been published in response to the Will column which promoted findings from the National Association of Scholars
Ms. Harris has a rich history in the profession working primarily to strengthen families and provide support to children in need. Throughout her career, she has acted in many capacities which bear out her commitment to children. She has been instrumental in taking the lead on a number of initiatives to improve the child welfare system.
Since his election in 2002, Rep. Stewart has made a public commitment to improving the quality of life in Ohio, protecting the most vulnerable populations and addressing social issues in a way that strengthens the Columbus community and the entire state of Ohio.
NASW is pleased to name Rhonda Meister as the 2007 Public Citizen of the Year for her advocacy on behalf of low-income children and families and those individuals who are homeless or at risk for homelessness.
As a social worker, Dr. Campoverde works primarily with immigrant farmers, observing their truths in the context of the government infrastructure and regulations. In 1992, she established the Guatemalan Project, whose mission is to assist in the development of sustainable micro-enterprise activities for low-income women in Guatemala.
This year’s theme – Hope and Health: Help Starts Here – highlights the important role of health social workers in the well-being of their clients. More than simply treating a disease or illness, health social workers take a holistic, psychosocial approach for providing the best overall care possible for the client and their family.